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... busy with people and fairly well
fixed for monkeys also. Built in 1903, the railway sports a formidable 103 tunnels and 864
bridges. It is a truly remarkable feat of engineering as well as a stimulating,
fun ride which even the Disney Corporation could never emulate. It is a
sensational chug down from the dizzy heights of Shimla at 7234 feet to Kalka at
the bottom of the mountains which itself is 2152 feet, above sea level.
We read an absorbing ...
... up trying to effectively pack my bag so I didn뭪 need to dump everything out at each hotel we stay at, then attempted some light news reading.
The highest road in the world is closed from all directions. Due to massive landslide and torrential rain fall and flooding our missions goal is all of a sudden cut off from the world, not wanting to dawdle on the fact we might be in for some horror riding and knowing we뭗 be able to get more ...
We have hitchhiked from England to the Indian Himalayas. Despite numerous people telling us our task was an impossible one, we have managed the journey up to this point with relatively few hitches (excuse the pun). The latest in the series of doubters was a philosophical scientist from Guernsey that we met in Lahore: Malcolm. A soil expert who professed that he is at the top of his field (I couldn't help that one), had some great ...
... and walked alongside the train if you'd wanted to. It was very scenic though, and the weather was perfect, a not a cloud in the clear blue sky, unobscured by all the smog I've grown used to in Delhi. We reached Shimla around 2 pm, and immediately fell into the evil clutches of a hotel tout. These guys hang around train and bus stations, and as you get off, they ply you with requests to go to their hotel. They receive a fat commission ...